Finalists of the Hessen Ideas Competition have been chosen

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Hessen-Ideen-Scholarship holders 2020 with State Secretary Ayse Asar (4th from left). © Thomas Tratnik

Finalists of the Hessen Ideas Competition have been chosen

The finalists of this year’s Hessen Ideen university start-up competition have been announced. 12 start-up projects from eight universities made it to the finals via expert opinions and online voting. The competition is under the patronage of the Hessian Minister for Science and Art Angela Dorn.

The 12 finalists were able to assert themselves among the 36 submissions from the Hessian universities. The teams are preparing for the final in the coming weeks and will present their ideas to a jury in November, which will decide on the placement. As part of the digital closing event on November 18, 2020, the winners will be announced and all viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites live at the audience award.

The winners can look forward to cash prizes, but also access to the network of the Hessian startup ecosystem because networking is an important component of the Hessen Ideen Initiative. Since this is only possible to a limited extent due to the current situation, there will be an exclusive networking event for the participants in the competition at the beginning of December.

The finalists (in alphabetical order):

CellScrew , Dr. Jan Zitzmann, Joel Eichmann, Felix Wollenhaupt from the Technical University of Central Hesse

The active lock keeper, Ardian Kulic from the Technical University of Central Hesse

FISEGO — innovative fire protection system , Fabian Goedert and Sophia Reiter from the Technical University of Central Hesse

Great — catering platform for order and payment processing , Niko Schweifel, Bayardalai Sandagdorj, Irina Shalashova, Aprilia Hartami, Michael Kluth from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen

MultiPull — your smart pocket-sized fitness studio , Kai Kienke, Martin Schwalm from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

onPoint , Sebastian Bleuel, Steffen Jahnel, Christian Dechant from the University of Fulda

PlantYourAir , Luca Clausen, Jasper Nolles, Jaskirat Singh Saini from the EBS University of Economics and Law

ProPlants — protein-rich lentil cubes , Luca Cedric Hadamczik, Sanja Gerland, Celin Issing, Laura Keil, Janine Doyle, Lea Nussbag from the University of Fulda

Shards — tiles made from rubble , Lea Bücking and Leya Bilgic from the University of Kassel

StudyCore — Tools for excellent teaching , Onur Karademir, Jasmin Hartmann, Edgar Hildebrandt from the Goethe University Frankfurt

Talking Hands , Maria Möller, Laura Mohn from Goethe University Frankfurt

Xeem , Géraldine Ulrichs, Janine Weirich from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

In the Hessen Ideas Competition, the best entrepreneurial start-up ideas compete against each other. The Hessian universities have nominated up to three startups in advance. The aim is to expand the start-up culture at the universities and to support the ideas of the university members and to make them known beyond the borders of Hesse.

Save the date: November 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Digital closing event, the information will follow.


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